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Genealogy Roundup, January 30

By |2019-01-30T11:34:12-04:00January 30th, 2019|DNA / Genetic Genealogy, Family History, Genealogy Roundup, Human Interest|

Can you imagine what it would be like to know nothing of your family history and how you would feel if you got to speak to your birth mother after a search that lasted more than sixty years? Read one woman's account of just this situation – plus explore many more goodies, including news of a soldier lost in the Korean War accounted for – in this week's Roundup.

Gold Fever: The Shiny, Shady Past of Katy Perry’s Irish Great-Great-Grandmother

By |2018-09-22T17:20:37-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Celebrities, Family History, Human Interest, Immigration, Research|

Katy Perry describes herself as a “singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star.” As one of the best-selling artists of all time with sold-out world tours, she’s nailing that charade, but the story of Hannah Mulhare, one of Katy's Irish immigrant ancestors, makes it clear that Katy is not the first in the family to pull off such a convincing deception.